Those TV liars promised peonies, polliwogs, picnics. I’ve been duped! I scream from my rooftop. Only old Agnes, a lip reader across the street, hears. She marches over, shakes the base of my ladder, mouths Come down! I sit, pat the shingles around me. It’s warmer here, near the sun.
Mikki Aronoff’s work appears in New World Writing, MacQueen’s Quinterly, Tiny Molecules, Bending Genres, Milk Candy Review, Gone Lawn, Mslexia, The Dribble Drabble Review, 100 word story, The Citron Review, Atlas and Alice, trampset, jmww, and elsewhere. She’s received Pushcart, Best of the Net, Best Small Fictions, Best American Short Stories, and Best Microfiction nominations.